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. bill: critics of president obama step up their attacks. but are they fair? brit hume andly analyze. >> we are not throwing them to the wolves of the insurance industry without an option for them to choose. what i would call not the public option but the consumer option. >> the "wall street journal" says nancy pelosi's obama care bill could be the worst piece of legislation ever. neil cavuto will weigh in. >> the lies told by united states presidents, the lies told by the united states media. bill: bizarre new tape of reverend wright surfaces. we will play you a bit of that. >> excuse me. land of the greed and home of the slaves. bill: caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thank you for watching us tonight. criticizing president obama, that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. there are basically two camps when it comes to not liking barack obama. the first group is made up of conservat
gets beat by a dozen points in a state that he won and obama won by six points. i think the democrats will lose it by 12 or so. in new jersey, republicans might when there by a couple points. democrats should not kid themselves. it does not mean the republicans will win everything in 2010. one-party government in washington -- something president obama is over-reaching against the democratic congress. moderate republicans, conservative republicans. that is their goal. one was there and last time when there was a big divide? in 1976 when ronald reagan ran a primary challenge moderate republican president, gerald ford, barely lost. he did not even give his full part in support to gerald ford. 1978 i remember a friend of mine, a young activist, challenge the liberal republican incumbent in new jersey and loss to build bradley. al d'amato won the general election. there was a huge amount of turmoil board what came out? reagan victory and republican takeover of the senate in 1980. takeover of the senate in 1980. tom will and a party isn't bad. obviously it is problematic if you are running
as a referendum on president obama. we will have live team fox coverage. what will the results today say about next year's midterm elections? we will take a fair and balanced look. could a reference to his weight weigh down down the new jersey governor? all that on "special report" which starts right now. welcome to "america's election headquarters" in new york. i'm bret baier. americans all over the country pulled a lever, punch add ballot or touched a key pad for an issue they support. we have fox news team coverage from new york, new jersey, virginia and the white house in a moment, but first -- this is a fox news alert. it appears president obama's time line of getting healthcare reform legislation passed before the calendar turns will now go the way of so many other deadlines we have seen come and go this year. james rosen reports on this breaking news from capitol hill. >> good evening. none of the president's democratic al highs made it explicit today that they will fail to meet the president's self-imposed deadline on healthcare reform but neither did it require 20/20 vision to read as
: the obama administration is trying to put the best possible spin on the afghanistan election. white house correspondent wendell goler tells us how. >> president obama spoke at a picture-taking session with the prime minister of sweden minutes after placing a phone call to afghan president hamid karzai which mr. obama said was not just to congratulate him. >> i emphasized that this has to be a point in time in which we begin to write a new chapter, based on improved governance, a much more serious effort to eradicate corruption. >> the president called the election messy. his aides said the democratic process worked in afghanistan even though the u.s.-backed leader tried to subvert it. >> two commissions determined that a serries are of votes, a big chunk of votes were fraudulent and they were thrown out as required, and the sitting president had to go through a second round. i think that demonstrates that the laws and institutions of afghanistan worked. >> u.s. officials said abdullah abdullah's decision not to contest the recount reflected his belief he had no chance to win, but aides sa
wright. >> it was a photo op. sean: rush slams president obama's trip to dover air for fe sean: democrats are getting desperate in new jersey. democrats want new ballots sent to some two to a signature discrepancy. the left now once provisional ballots -- wants provisional ballots send. sean: and 24 hours from now, the polls will be closed in new jersey and virginia, and in virginia, things are looking up for the gubernatorial candidate bob mcdonnell, leading creigh deeds, the challenger, in the double digits. and in the other race, chris christie is leading incumbent jon corzine in new jersey. this is despite pulling out all of the stops. according to a website, the new jersey democratic party admits to paying for a glass-minute robo call that promotes chris daggett. how is all of this going to go? we ask the author of "catastrophe," bestseller, dick morris. this is a dramatic turnaround. >> he will carry virginia. sean: bought a pretty significant margin. it should -- by a pretty significant margin. new jersey, it is razor-thin right now. >> well, it all relates to a bunch of new jersey
the president at his word, that his plans have stopped the decline in our economy. obama had this to say, quote "we can see clearly now that the steps my administration are taking are making a huge difference, brunting the worst of this recession and helping to bring about its conclusion." end quote. that is fantastic! it's over. i mean, at least the worst of it is over. it is not going to get any worse than it is right now. remember this. because there is only going to be one of us that is right. i personally believe he is mistaken. i will give him credit for that. i hope for the best, i really do. do you think i want to see us destroy ourselfs? sometime starting after the new year, i think you will see how bogus this recovery is, because right now, are you reading the head behinds? they say positive u.s. economic data, u.s. recovery bullies the bulls. u.s. stocks rise. g.d.p. is up, wow! i'm reading the paper thinking this is great! and then and then the bad glenn comes in and he is like, glenn, i got pesky facts for you. i'm like, no, you're such a downer. here are the pesky facts. g.d.p. wa
: the race could not be tighter. president obama won in new jersey by 15 points last year. now incumbent governor jon corzine is in a dead heat with his republican challenger chris christie. there is no mistaking how high the political mistakes are. the president campaigned for course 93 times. former new york mayor rudy giuliani was there as well. is the star power paying off for either of the candidates? >> in the latest polls that came out yesterday, and does not look like anyone got a significant advantage. 9 and jon corzine or chris christie. -- neither jon corzine or chris christie. you mentioned the governor had some campaigning with the president. they talk about being partners together. of course, the president got this state by 15 points last year, and the white house is heavily invested in making sure that it remains blue. the republicans have called in big names like rudy giuliani. he has stayed in the race, something that is not very easy to do here in new jersey. both candidates remain confident about their chances of winning, but so far the poles are in a dead -- polls are
with me are most welcome. >> a test of the national mood and obama's influence a year on. democrats face the voters in virginia and new jersey. bosnian-serb leader carriage says he will appear at his trial for the first time. and it is back to about it as the venezuelan capital struggles to cope with what her rationing. it is 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday in london and 4:30 p.m. in the afternoon and afghan capital kabul where president karzai nearly confirmed for another term promise to change its ways. in his first public statement since the second round of voting was canceled mr. karzai pledged to root out the corruption that did so much to undermine his presidency so far, something president obama is said to have demanded as he decides whether to send extra troops to afghanistan there mr. karzai also said he will welcome all of those who wants to work with him in a new government. it is not clear whether that is the government of national unity that some are calling for. >> political paralysis over -- at last time karzai supporters can celebrate his reelection. but the new president
challenger chris christie. president obama and gop members also up for the garden state campaign. next, the race in virginia is also attracting attention because obama turned that state last year. democrats hope to keep it in their column. we will have more in a minute. now to new york state, where there has been a lot of action in the 23rd district, which traditionally vote republican. from seattle to miami, there are racists for mares -- races for mayor. now let's get you back to richmond with chief political correspondent carl cameron. mcdonnell has a comfortable lead in the polls. how confident is he this morning? >> first, polls generally in the first few days before the election become increasingly meaningless. it is obviously preceded by a weekend, but most pollsters will tell you their numbers are too hard to be reliable, and all the activities are there. this has been a race in which the republican has made a big issue of the obama administration and the agenda in washington. bob mcdonnell made the point that he thought the national debate across the potomac at the capitol and
, three boxes full. box number one, as we wait for president obama's decision for a correction in afghanistan, that country's president promises to stamp out corruption. good luck. but can the man who some call derisively the mayor of cobble -- kabul deliver. another threatening move from north korea as it tries to bully the united states into accepting its terms for nuclear negotiation. the country says it could soon build another atomic bomb. we will talk to an expert about what the latest move could mean. and box number three, the last thing heard from three missing college students was that police -- what police called hysterical phone calls. coming up, the latest in the search for the young women and why police are having such a hard time figuring out where to start looking for them. that is all ahead on "studio b." fox news is america's election headquarters. it is the first tuesday after the first monday in the month of october, and that means for many americans, it is election day today, and we have coverage of all of the important going on around the country, three in
, but they are compelling. they tell us some information about voter attitudes towards president obama one year after he was elected. primarily these races are about regional or statewide issues, but they do contain killed -- they do contain clues as to whether or not the voters are dissatisfied with the direction of the white house. bill: a hotly contested race in upstate new york, lots of news over the weekend after the republican drop out and supported the democrat. the conservative candidate seems to be taking a lead by a few points as he goes in to vote. joe biden was in that district yesterday. barack obama has been in new jersey three times. they know that there is something on the line. >> you are right, even if you stick to the demonstrably true facts. as you just pointed out, president obama himself has gone to new jersey. just this last weekend view of their several times. any administration tries to downplay this as local politics. any administration that sees victories, they try to spin it as a great national trend. the truth is that it is probably somewhere between the two. this is primari
de cómo los votantes están respondiendo a la administración obama. y nuestra periodista nos habla de la jornada en la que pocos salieron a votar. >>> es el día en el que los candidatos de ambos partidos podrán tener una pista sobre la futura decisión del país. >>> la única encuesta que cuenta es la que harán los votantes, dice el candidato por el partido demócrata, si la gente cree que necesita un cambio hoy es el momento. >>> hemos podido conquistar o detener el avance de demócratas en estos estados que han cambiado, porque mucha gente de noreste se mudó hacia otros estados del sur, y eso cambió un poco el perfil político. >>> la intención de votos muestra en nueva jersey que farece al candidato demócrata. en nueva york las encuestas muestran que michael bloomberg supera al demócrata thompson. y a tomas regalado las encuestas lo dan como ganador, aunque el porcentaje de indecisos es importante. y esto no es un referendo para ninguno de los dos partidos. >>> el hecho que haya en dos estados del país, en varios distritos del congreso, y varias elecciones para alcaldes,
election since president obama took office. i'm shepard smith. the news starts now. three races and one night that could help predict america's political future. >> you can't find two more different people than me and jon corzine. >> the stakes of this election could not be higher. shepard: tonight, in new jersey, in new york, and in virginia, election machines are fired up for contests that could be a sign of what's to come for congress. and, for the white house. first, from fox tonight, an urgent recall of a half million pounds of ground beef following two deaths and dozens of illnesses across our nation. health officials say the e.coli bacteria may be to blame. remember undercooked beef can cause e.coli poisoning. if you eat it, it can make you very sick and even cause your kidneys to shut down. the federal centers for disease control and prevention now reports that two people are dead in new hampshire and new york. most likely, they say, from e.coli infection. we're told most of the other suspected e.coli infections are reported in states in new england. but the cdc also warns that
. the outcomes if it these two key states will also be seen by some as a referendum on the obama presidency. karen brown reports. >> reporter: new jersey governor jon corzine is shaking all the hands he can before tuesday's election. in a race that's come down it the wire, president obama has had the democrat's back. >> to stand there and say that he thinks jon corzine is the best partner for him, that's a strong message to our folks and it makes fee meal really good. >> reporter: president obama made five appearances for corzine, but republican challenger chris christie expects to win. >> tuesday is a account ability day, everybody prt corzine recognizes president obama's support is just one factor. do you think he has the political clout to can in here and affect the new jersey vote? >> i think he is an important element that people will consider. it's not the only element. >> reporter: these off-year races are important because they can shed light on how next year's critical midterm elections will shape up. fairly or not, they are often seen as a reflection of the president and his polic
feeling about the importance of new jersey to republicans? >> i think, look. i think president obama plays less of a role in new jersey that he does in the new york 23rd district or the virginia gubernatorial or others. but i do think president obama does play a role, and it is a sign. look, he got 57 percent of the vote. jon corzine in the summer last 90-odd polls, going back to january, has been at or above 42% several times. they won by 15, and they are scrapping to win it. >neil: yes, but a w is a w, right? >> dip peering into past elections, for example, in virginia, president obama won by six points -- dell the into past elections. let's say he wins by 40 -- delving into past elections. let's say he wins by 14. a swing of five points in the last senatorial elections last fall would have been the difference between republicans having the 40 seats -- a five- point swing towards mccain would have made john mccain president, so if you are a democrat looking at your election in the fall of 2010, and you see a huge swing in the fall of 2009, it has to be unsettling. they could be even stro
the scenes look at barack obama's historic race for the white house. norton is the producer of the much-anticipated documentary about the barack obama campaign called "by the people." also, marcus roberts. after losing his eyesight at age 5 marcus taught himself how to play piano and now fronts his own jazz trio. marcus roberts perform a song from his new c.d.. we're glad you've joined us. >> there are so many things that wal-mart is looking forward to doing, like helping people live better but mostly we're looking forward to building stronger communities and relationships because with your help the best is yet to come. >> nationwide nationwide proudly supports tavis smiley. tavis and nationwide insurance -- working to improve financial literacy and the empowerment that comes with it. >> nationwide is on your side. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: pleased to welcome edward norton back to this program. the two-time oscar nominee has moved behind the camera for his much-anticipated film about the ascendancy of barack obama to the white h
some political pain on president obama. many people think tomorrow's races on the first test of the obama star power and political power. is that true? karl rove joins us live. karl, i have been tipped off that you have been madly scribbling. what do you have there? >> there is a summary of the races, which i will be happy to show you at the appropriate moment. it is amazing at how they can bring things together in sort of the complex, the labyrinth form here. greta: i cannot resist the tease -- elaborate form here. >> and virginia, there have been nine polls since one week ago, and nine out of nine polls, the republican bob mcdonnell is in the lead. in chris christie, he leads if you averaged them all out by less than 1%, 0.7%, but the movement does to appear to be in his direction. the quinnipiac poll had chris christie down to jon corzine, and today, they released a poll showing him up by two, still a very close race, as you said, in new jersey, and it may come down to the wire. greta: new jersey, new york, and virginia, these are three very important races, are they not ?
for corzine would not look good for president obama. another race to watch is in new york. the republican dropped out of the race overthe weekend. she tossed her support behind bill owens, the democratic opponent. there also a dozen local elections throughout the metro region. for complete results, stay with abc 7 and news channel 8. >>> there was apparently a murder suicide involving two teenagers. this happened in triangle. one 17-year-old girl lived at the home. the girl's father found the bodies around 5:00 p.m. yesterday in an upstairs bedroom. >>> police are searching for two men connection with a shooting at gold's gym. the man approached a man and try to rob him. he was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. one of the suspects is described as black with a tear drop tattoo >>> > some house fires are being looked at in upper marlboro. it took firefighters 30 minutes to bring it under control. we're told no one was home at the time. in montgomery county, nearly two dozen pets died in a house fire in rockville. the blaze started in the basement and spread. five adu
the minority community will not turn out in the numbers because barack obama is not running. he got everybody out. he got 12,000 people in newark, new jersey. if they don't come out, governor corzine is in a lot of trouble. that's why he closed a 14% gap ex-made it a dead heat. he seems to have lost momentum. can we talk about new york district 23? steve: absolutely. this is the crazy case where the republican candidate dropped out a couple of days ago and then threw her support behind the democrat. then you've got the fellow who was energized by the tea party movement, doug hoffman who had just been a regular guy, as he described himself. and now yesterday up in the 23rd district of new york, joe biden was stumping on behalf of the challenger. also, hoffman -- also, joe biden yesterday suggested that rush limbaugh had, quote, hand-picked hofman to run. and hoffman yesterday called that notion ridiculous. he said, "i've never spoken to rush limbaugh. i have no idea where he got that information." gretchen: you have to say hat's off to a guy, or gal who decides, hey, i'm just going to get into
obama brought out so many more democrats. as far as geography, places like camden, new jersey, new ark, new jersey -- heavily african- american counties. if gov. corzine is turning out strong numbers there and winning by margins of 70/30, he will probably win the election. at the same time, there are a handful of gop leading counties in the state. if you see chris christie, the republican challenger, taking those with over 60%, he may be on his way to victory tonight. the big enchilada is the largest county in new jersey. it is historically a swing county. if chris christie can match or win there, he will win the election. no republican statewide has ever run the race in new jersey without this county. host: what about the impact of the third-party candidate? >> chris daggett, the independent, was taking upwards of 20% in some polls, but he has relief faded in recent weeks. he is back to single digits. in talking to folks here, they're uncertain of what is impact will be. the democrats believe the closer he is to 10%, the better chance to have. corzine is probably not going to get 50%
: what do we these contests say after electing president obama to the white house? >> if president -- if the demomoats lose all three of those races. >> reporter: the white house is down playing the election's outcomes. the president inherered daunting challelees. >> we have spent a decent amount ofof time talking about one her in afghanistan. we e leaded to an either bigger one. >>> virginia hurtado live in washington, thanks. >>> our election coverage continues on "good morning america." when al gore weighs in on the challenges ahead for the obama white house. >>> a developing story this morning from north korea, it announced it has enough plutonium to make one nucucar bomb. thisay be an attempt to force the u.s. into direction talks with the north. >>> fresh off his re-election victory president hamid karzai is reaching out. we have more on what president karzai has to say. >> reporter: good morning. one day after being declared defacto winner of the election, president karzai made his victory speech. a victory marred by allegations of voter fraud. karzai acknowledged the damage
. virginia and new jersey could both turn red today. both states voted obama last year, but today their democrats for governor are struggling. new jersey's jon corzine is trying to hold on to hisseat and tap the nearly 1/2 million new voters there who backed obama. he's neck and neck with republican chris christy. in virginia, bob mcdonald came from behind and had a double digit lead. democrats are walking a tight rope, trying to win obama supporters but distance himself. >> i'm my own guy. >> president obama campaigned for both democrats, but analysts say washington backlash could work against him. >> anti-tax, anti-big government message is the winning message for republicans in the obama era. >> reporter: democrats caught a break when the republican dropped out and endorsed the democrat against the conservative. and on maine's ballot deciding whether to roll back the same sex marriage law. and washington is watching these races very closely. in fact, the white house attributes voter frustration to the tens of millions of people out there, dan, who can't find a job. >> all right
inside the new republican revolution, but is it working? and what does it mean for president obama? george stephanopoulos joins us. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, martin bashir and cynthia mcfadden in new york city. this is "nightline," november 2nd, 2009. >>> good evenings are i'm terry moran. and we're going to begin tonight with the human quest for longevity and an american city testing four secrets to a longer life. it was chosen for a so-called vitality project funded by the united health foundation because it's pretty unremarkable really. because it didn't take too long before the people of albert lea, minnesota started achieving pretty remarkable results, for themselves, for their families and for the entire community. john donvan has the report. >> reporter: do you want to live a long, long time? wells are this man right here, dan buettner has traveled the world looking for the secrets to living a longer and healthier life. along the way, he met guitar-playing raphael lne in costa rica, he is 100 years old. ♪ >> reporter: ushi in ok
could both turner read today. both states a bloated obama last year. -- could both turner r red tape. both states voted obama last year. in virginia, the republican came from behind and has a double- digit lead. the democrat is walking a tightrope trying to win obama supporters but also distancing himself. president obama campaigned for both democrats. washington-lac -- washington backlash could work against them. in upstate new york, and republican dropped out and endorsed the democrat against the conservative candidate. and maine is trying to determine if they should roll back the same sex law. washington is watching these races very closely. voter frustration is attributed to the millions of people who cannot find a job. wbal-tv. >> a first of its kind program begins in maryland today keeping an eye on maryland practitioners and how often they wash their hands. the program will place secret shoppers in hospitals to make sure practitioners' practice proper hygiene. that brings us to our watercooler question of the day. what do you think of a program that monitors doctor's hand hygi
? the republican is well in front. does this have any implications nationally or is this a factor of the obama surge from last year that can't be replicated now? >> virginia like new jersey will be decided by state issues and candidates themselves but republicans in that state are trying to nationalize the election in the way that mcdonnell tied to unpopular policies coming out of the obama white house and as you mentioned, a lot of first-time and new voters and young ethnic voters helped barack obama win in virginia but this is an off-year and you don't have excitement on the left like did you last year. >> turnout is light in atlanta. and houston as well. >> you have a lot of interesting mayoral contests across the country. let's start in new york city where michael bloomberg, the two-term mayor fighting for a third term. as you mentioned, down in your way, city council woman mary norwood is hoping to become the first white candidate to win an atlanta mayoral contest in 40 years. boston, the man there, hoping to win an unprecedented fifth term as mayor and houston another interesting race. >
years. a loss for corzine will not look good for president obama. republican dede scozzafava dropped out of that race over the weekend and then she tossed her support before democrat candidate bill owens, hoping to defeat the conservative candidate. there also local elections. for complete results, stay with abc 7 and news channel 8. >>> the deaths of two teenagers has left the city of triangle, , , in shock. it happens act oakdale circle. -- it happens at oakdale circle. matt brock has more. >> the girl's father came home and found the bodies. police would not say for sure if it is a murder-suicide, but it does look that way. a tragedy. inside this home on oakdale circle, a father discovered a parent's worst nightmare, the body of his teenage daughter and a teenage boy. >> she lived there with her father. he came home and discovered the bodies. >> police say they forest park high school were shot together in an upstairs bedroom. police did not believe anyone else was involved. >> we're not looking for a murder suspect here. >> neighbors say the girl and her father were relatively new to
branch to is taliban brothers. in an early test of president barack obama's political pull, two states are choosing whether to stay blue, a democrat, that is. elsewhere, they are selecting congressman. our correspondent is in washington. >> the two big raids to what are in virginia and new jersey, where people are choosing their governors. there are face-off around the country. we are joined by the senior editor of this is a referendum on barack obama's popularity, as some say. republicans are feeling optimistic. >> republicans are trying to point to specific areas of the country where barack obama did very well in 2008 and say, we will win here. there are a couple of governorships out there, a prominent cgressional race, these are areas where barack obama did very well. if republicans take the vote, they can say this is a repudiation of the president's policies. >> it is partly because of economic things coming into play. unemployment, people are still worried about when the economy will bounce back. >> we have an interesting dynamic. president obama was personally more
obama's political lot. >> a lot of the attention is focused on virginia, which is now considered a swing state, and on new jersey, where a republican may or may not unseat a democrat in the governor's race. president obama has worked hard to keep virginia and new jersey in the democratic column. the outcome of gubernatorial races in those states may be a reflection on the president. >> if he spots virginia and new jersey, he is fine. but if he loses both of them, that could slow down his momentum for his agenda. >> for the next governor of the commonwealth of virginia. >> in virginia, the president campaigned and helped raise money for creeds. >> i just felt that mcdonald's is too conservative. >> but polls show that voters were leaning toward mcdonald. >> i think he would have lower taxes. >> president obama also spent time campaigning for the new jersey democratic gov. jon corzine who is fighting to hold onto his seat. and lost their would be viewed as a suspect for the democratic -- a loss there would be viewed as a setback for the democratic party. [unintelligible] >> i will let peop
brothers. in a very early test of president barack obama's political poll, two u.s. state are choosing to stay in blue, democrats that is. for more on that, we go to our special correspondent who is in washington. >> with two big races to watch tonight, virginia and new jersey where voters are choosing their governors. i am joined by a senior editor of this is a referendum of barack obama's popularity. >> and that is right. republicans are trying to point to specific areas of the country where barack obama did very well in 2008. there are a couple of governorships out there. these are all areas where barack obama did very well. if republicans take the vote, they could say this is a repudiation of the president's policy. >> unemployment is still up and people are still worried about when the economy is going to come back. >> president obama is -- has personally always been more popular than his policies. he is very well liked domestically just like he is abroad, but when you get down to his policies, he is not quite as popular. >> what kind of republican party is it? we se
think of president obama's first year in office. >> virginia and new jersey could turn red today. both states voted obama last year. today there democrat for governor are struggling. >> are you fired up? jon corzine is trying to hold onto his seat. he is neck and neck with the republican chris cristi. >> are you already? >> in virginia bob mcdonnell came from behind to get a double-digit lead. deeds is walking a tightrope trying to win obama supporters but distance himself. >> i am i on gumy own guy. >> anti-tax, anti the government's message is a winning message for republicans in the obama era. >> in upstate new york, a democrat got a break when a republican dropped out and endorsed a democrat against a conservative candidate. also, there's a controversial question on many ballots today, whether to roll back the same- sex marriage law. make no mistake, washington is watching these races very closely. in fact, the white house attributes voter frustration this year to the fact that tens of thousands of people still cannot find a job. traci potts reporting from capitol hill. >> the afgh
. >>> folks, don't go anywhere. president obama: we are americans. we're a forward-looking people. last year, virginia, you helped lead a movement... of americans who believed that their voices could make a difference. that's what we need to do in this race. that's what creigh deeds is committed to. i need every one of you to get fired up once again so that we can go towards the future with creigh deeds leading the great commonwealth ovirginia! what it's like to have verizon fios. these are your widgets, they let you put whatever your watching down here, while you check out the local traffic,weather, even your news up there. (cable guy) i got a news flash -- you're out of mayo. how? how did you get in here? door was open. you'd have tons of ways to search for content: by actor,director, any word at all. (cable guy) what about chicken? chicken's fine. any word. no. i mean do you have any chicken? i want to eat some chicken. and one of the coolest things about fios is all the widgets you can use on your tv. use the twitter and facebook widgets to stay connected without ever changing the channe
reflect how people are feeling about president obama and the democrats now that they're in power or not. they could just be election results. the big race is tonight in new jersey and virginia, and there are others. we begin tonight with one of those political types. he happens to be our nbc news political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd. hey, chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. well, look, today's election day is the first one on president obama's watch. and while there's always a danger, as you said of reading too much into these local elections, the greater danger for both political parties will be reading too little. voters went to the polls today in a handful of states, and even though president obama wasn't on the ballot, his presence was felt. democrats faced tough odds in virginia, where creigh deeds clings to a hope obama will energize voters. >> that's what we need to do in this race. that's what creigh deeds is committed to. >> reporter: republican bob mcdonell has focused not on the president but on taxes and jobs and a campaign tar
improving with the obama administration, but we still need toeep gog. >> a lot of it's transportation. i learned here seven years ago and roads here are terrible, but, again, the same old thing and paying the same old people to solve the same problem has not worked so far. >> polls show mcdonnell with a double digits lead over deeds. voters mayiterally be walking into their polling places with these campaign workers continuing to handing out literature and asking for support. >> people are cordial. they probably already made up their minds. >> reporter: both will end up in richmond to watch the results come in. back to you, all. >> there are many other races up for grabs today as well. virginians, will choose another lieutenant governor, and a new attorney general. all 100 seats in the house of delegates are up for election today. another election being watched closely is the governor's race in new jersey. president obama made five appearances in new jersey to make his case for jon corzine. he faces a toughhallenge from a former prosecutor, republican chris christie. a republican has not
as it is to destroy obama." wow. wier eafer eating our own -- wow, we're eating our own. do i have blood on my cheeks anywhere? that surprises me, because i didn't know i was eating people, but i guess arlen specter is a person, technically. i mean, the guy whose view and party blow the political winds, i'm eating him, huh? the guy who cares more about ethics and nfl coaches than the massive debt that america is piling upen or the ethics in congress and olympia snowe, the conservative who is playing ball in healthcare for i don't even know why, and then, of course, the new york republican candidate whose pro choice, pro stimulus, undecided on the public option, and accepted the past endorsements from acorn and the working families party, which is the political arm of acorn. if that is what they use to describe eating your own, then, yep, this big fat fatty is just stuffing my belly, and i got a bigger belly than christie what's his face running for governor there in new jersey. yep, there's plenty of room in the belly. a lot more eating to do, i guess. here is the latest update on our own candidate i
. the obama administration is keeping a close eye on the governor's race. joel brown reports on the story. >> reporter: this off year election day is an early test of president obama's political influence. he campaigned in new jersey for jon corzine. corzine is facing a challenge from chris christie. in virginia, he raised money for the democratic candidate for governor. heading into the day, he is trailing. the white house is watching the race in virginia closely. in recent years, this state has been a toss up. president obama won the state last year, but some analysts believe a gop victory here today could mean trouble for the democratic party. cbs news reporter bob schiffer says it is too soon to read into the results. >> it is not much of an ration of what will happen in the next presidential election. they will give us a snapshot of what is going on right now in two states. >> reporter: still, top white house aides are trying to shield the president from any possible political fallout from the voting. >> i don't think these elections will portend a lot for 2010. >> reporter: the demo
in election so tainted with fraud that his challenging dropped out. president obama personally called him. >> i emphasized that this has to be a point in time in which we begin to write a new chapter. he assured me that he understood the importance of this moment. but as i indicated to him, the proof is not going to be in words, it's going to be in deeds. >> the white house says despite the canceled election, the president's decision on troop levels could still be weeks away. >>> joining us with more on the situation in afghanistan is malu innocent from the catoe institute. good morning. good to see you again. >> good to see you. >> we enjoyed your analysis in afghanistan, we wanted to have you back to talk about the latest development. karzai again president for another five years. what are the implications. i think we scratched our heads and said where is the runoff. >> he won by default simply because abdullah has opted out because of the pervasive amount of fraud that riddled the first election, it wasn't clear that second round wouldn't also be riddled with allegations of voter fraud
of president obama. from day one when the president elected asked me to become the secretary of the department of the interior, he asked me if i would come in from this department. we had a conversation about the highest priority of this department. that conversation was a simple one. we would be a member of a team that would bring about a new energy frontier for the united states of america and that we would be partners with the rest of our agencies in bringing about a solution for the realities of climate change in which we face. in the last nine months, our team has worked closely with members of the white house and with congress as we move forward with that agenda. you will hear much more about this. i see our department as being the energy suppliers for the united states of america. we produce about 30% of the natural gas in the united states. we produced about 40% of the coal that we use here in america. . . ls which this department has had responsibility for overseeing its production from the public lands we also have opened up a new chapter for america in the department of interior. an
of a planned runoff election on saturday. abdullah cited corruption. president obama called karzai to congratulate him. he says he told karzai that the u.s. will work closely with him but he expects to see better governance and a real effort to eradicate corruption. >> he assured me that he understood the importance of this moment, but as i indicated to him, the proof is not going to be in words, it's going to be in deeds. >> the election now decided, president obama can turn his full attention to a decision on troop levels in afghanistan. that decision is expected before the end of the month. >>> available supplies of the swine flu vaccine are increasing. federal health officials are saying that the vaccine has proven to be widely effective. clinical trials show just one dose offers protection for pregnant women, but children ten years and younger still need a second dose. 30 million h1n1 vaccine doses have been allocated to the united states. another 10 million are on the way this week. demand is still high. hundreds of people lined up for vaccination clinic at the mall in manass
dramatically, as well. while virginia voters surged for barack obama last year, now some are turning to the republican ticket and bob mcdonnell to send a message. >> i had to go straight republican today. >> why is that? >> i want to show obama virginia can goat republicans and we don't like his programs. >> reporter: some democratic voters took a different view to the polls. they say president obama's support of democrat creigh deeds helped them win their vote. >> i believe creigh deeds could get this job done. obama completely supports him. yes, i do believe. >> reporter: for the governor's race, i think the main things i'm interested in, we are seeing a forward direction in in country that started with the presidential election. we are recently moved to this state virginia, and i'm interested in seeing those forward directions change, continue to change. >> with preelection polls giving mcdonnell a double-digit lead, republican leading voters have high hopes this will reverse a string of statewide defeat that began with mark warner's election in 2001. >> i'm excited. i hope we hav
politics local, or will today's results be seen as a referendum on president obama? i'm harry smith. also tonight, h1n1. it's not just children and pregnant women at high risk. we learn today that the virus is taking a heavy toll on older americans. what you need to know. big brother is here. security cameras blanket an entire city. but does that make it safer? and autotunes. the industry secret that helps singers hit their notes. and puts words in the mouths of just about anybody. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> smith: good evening. katie is on assignment. it is election night, and voters across the country are having their say. will the results turn into trends that have national implications? a lot of money and manpower has been spent on several key races. topping that list, gubernatorial contests in virginia, where the republican is favored. and in new jersey, which is expected to be very tight. two special house elections are being held in upstate new york and outside san francisco. washington state is holding a referendum on extending
and other republicans claim a comeback begins today? it's one year since the obama election. former vice president al gore joins us. >>> runaway cars. toyota blamed floor mats for accelerating accidents. abc news has investigated with stunning results. >>> and the time of her life. patrick swayze's wife, lisa niemi on the love story and lessons about grief as she joins us ahead. and it's so good to have you with us. good morning, america. diane sawyer with robin roberts on this tuesday, november 3rd, 2009. another election day. >> not exactly super tuesday but a few tight races across the country closely being watched for what could be an indication of the country's political mood and the obama administration. >> new jersey and virginia and a special congressional election has vice president biden in a public sparring match with sarah palin. for more to john berman. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning, diane. from watertown, new york, where the polls are now open. this is ground zero for one of the most contentious races in the country. it's also the site of the latest debate b
obama will be practicing and playing with some of the best musicians in the nation. >> reporter: this 14-year-old is previewing a piece she hopes to play at the white house tomorrow. the baltimore school for the arts sophomore will also get a small group lesson from alisa winer, a famous chellist. >> i'll be able to experience more and more. and from an very experienced cellist. and also meet michelle obama. very, very blessed. >> the other is school for the arts senior, david cawa. students just learned in the last week, the head of the music school selected them. >> i was in the practice room one day, just practicing. and doctor ford came in and asked me to play a piece for him. i was wondering what that was about. the next day, he called me into his office and asked me if i wanted to play at the white house. >> reporter: they are hoping to promote music education in secondary schools. >> reporter: david will get a master lesson. and he happens to have applied to go there. just the fact that somebody of her stature would be listening to me. and just giving me advice. >> reporter: their
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